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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
WLH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. WLH: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WLH' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.32
WLH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. WLH: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WLH' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.03  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.32
-0.03
0.42
Interest Coverage N/A
WLH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
84% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 23.02 vs. WLH: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WLH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 5018.66 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.07
M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
7.04%
3.51%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.92
WLH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. WLH: 6.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WLH' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.26  Med: -13.39 Max: 9.76
Current: 6.92
-65.26
9.76
Net-margin (%) 4.70
WLH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. WLH: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WLH' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.23  Med: -4.51 Max: 22.55
Current: 4.7
-85.23
22.55
ROE (%) 9.81
WLH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. WLH: 9.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WLH' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -166.39  Med: -1.91 Max: 51.99
Current: 9.81
-166.39
51.99
ROA (%) 3.14
WLH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. WLH: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WLH' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.74  Med: -1.9 Max: 16.23
Current: 3.14
-33.74
16.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.09
WLH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 10.11 vs. WLH: 6.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.89  Med: -5.96 Max: 685.54
Current: 6.09
-53.89
685.54
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.50
WLH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. WLH: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLH' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57  Med: -1.5 Max: 62.3
Current: -1.5
-57
62.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 48.10
WLH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. WLH: 48.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLH' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.5 Max: 76.9
Current: 48.1
0
76.9
GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with William Lyon Homes Inc $WLH.
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» WLH's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-02-22)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

WLH Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Chuck Royce 746,141 sh (+42.90%)
Ken Heebner 1,051,000 sh (+15.37%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 164,573 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
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Q2 2016

WLH Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Chuck Royce 818,741 sh (+9.73%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 1,031,000 sh (-1.90%)
Ken Fisher 146,677 sh (-10.87%)
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Q3 2016

WLH Guru Trades in Q3 2016

John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner 1,021,000 sh (-0.97%)
Chuck Royce 756,741 sh (-7.57%)
Ken Fisher 112,493 sh (-23.31%)
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Q4 2016

WLH Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 140,800 sh (New)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 539,141 sh (-28.75%)
Ken Fisher 59,279 sh (-47.30%)
Ken Heebner 335,000 sh (-67.19%)
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Business Description

Industry: Homebuilding & Construction » Residential Construction    NAICS: 236117    SIC: 1531
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Traded in other countries:2LW.Germany,
William Lyon Homes along with its subsidiaries designs, constructs & sells single-family detached & attached homes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington & Oregon. Its segments are California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington & Oregon.

William Lyon Homes Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware on July 15, 1999. On May 21, 2013, the Company completed its initial public offering. The Company together with its subsidiaries is the Western U.S. regional homebuilders. It is mainly engaged in the design, construction and sale of single-family detached and attached homes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. The Company conducts its homebuilding operations through six reportable operating segments; California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. It designs, constructs and sells various homes designed to meet the specific needs of each of its markets. The Company makes use of advertising and other promotional activities, including on-line and social media, brochures, and the placement of strategically located sign boards in the immediate areas of its developments. In addition, the Company markets all of its products through the internet via email lists and interest lists, as well as its website at www.lyonhomes.com. In general, the Company's advertising emphasizes each project's strengths, the quality and value of its products and its reputation in the marketplace. The Company and its competitors are subject to various local, state and federal statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations concerning zoning, building design, construction and similar matters, including local regulation which imposes restrictive zoning and density requirements in order to limit the number of homes that can ultimately be built within the boundaries of a particular project.

Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 11.20
WLH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 15.04 vs. WLH: 11.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WLH' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.88  Med: 10.37 Max: 21.34
Current: 11.2
3.88
21.34
Forward P/E 8.15
WLH's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.94 vs. WLH: 8.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.20
WLH's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
66% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. WLH: 11.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WLH' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.88  Med: 10.37 Max: 21.34
Current: 11.2
3.88
21.34
P/B 0.86
WLH's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. WLH: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WLH' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.25 Max: 2.63
Current: 0.86
0.4
2.63
P/S 0.52
WLH's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. WLH: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WLH' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.56
Current: 0.52
0.28
1.56
EV-to-EBIT 18.17
WLH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 12.04 vs. WLH: 18.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WLH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.8  Med: 20.2 Max: 84.1
Current: 18.17
14.8
84.1
EV-to-EBITDA 17.75
WLH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
74% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.84 vs. WLH: 17.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WLH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.9  Med: 19.5 Max: 58
Current: 17.75
13.9
58
Shiller P/E 0.01
WLH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 37.94 vs. WLH: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WLH' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.01
Current: 0.01
Current Ratio 4.55
WLH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. WLH: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WLH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 6.12 Max: 12.28
Current: 4.55
1.23
12.28
Quick Ratio 0.12
WLH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. WLH: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WLH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.41 Max: 2.2
Current: 0.12
0.12
2.2
Days Inventory 584.79
WLH's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
98% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 77.62 vs. WLH: 584.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WLH' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 468.92  Med: 580.21 Max: 873.41
Current: 584.79
468.92
873.41
Days Sales Outstanding 2.21
WLH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 46.57 vs. WLH: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WLH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 17.88 Max: 145.51
Current: 2.21
2.21
145.51
Days Payable 25.42
WLH's Days Payable is ranked lower than
68% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 39.32 vs. WLH: 25.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WLH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.96  Med: 13.92 Max: 30.71
Current: 25.42
6.96
30.71

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -29.30
WLH's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. WLH: -29.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WLH' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -209.9  Med: 0 Max: 4.3
Current: -29.3
-209.9
4.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.17
WLH's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. WLH: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
WLH' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 2.09 Max: 3
Current: 1.17
1
3
Price/Tangible Book 0.97
WLH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. WLH: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WLH' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.58 Max: 2.79
Current: 0.97
0.81
2.79
Price/Median PS Value 0.63
WLH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. WLH: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WLH' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.63
Current: 0.63
0.57
1.63
Price/Graham Number 0.69
WLH's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. WLH: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WLH' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.21
Current: 0.69
0.58
1.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.48
WLH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 774 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. WLH: 5.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 4.95 Max: 6.8
Current: 5.48
1.2
6.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -178.79
WLH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. WLH: -178.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WLH' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -178.79  Med: -59.1 Max: -2.1
Current: -178.79
-178.79
-2.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,338
EPS (TTM) $ 1.63
Beta2.28
Short Percentage of Float25.20%
52-Week Range $8.53 - 21.92
Shares Outstanding (Mil)31.70

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,412 1,755 1,913
EPS ($) 1.63 2.21 2.43
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.63 2.21 2.43
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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